Charvel bass question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Acacia, Feb 24, 2001.

  1. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I was in one of my local shops today and found a sweet neck-thru Charvel 4 banger today that felt great. There was nothing on there saying where it was made and the serial number was imbedded on the last fret. It started with a "C" and had 6 numbers following. It had the mid-90's "Gumby-style" headstock.

    I couldn't find anything on the Jackson site. Anyone with any info, please let me know.

    Thanx in advance.
  2. basstard78


    May 2, 2009
    more than likely made in japan. neck thru? that's cool...did you buy it?
  3. I'm sure amimbari will stroll into this thread eventually with some information for you.
  4. RedsFan75

    RedsFan75 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2007
    Yeah, amimbari is very knowledgeable on them.
  5. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    ya the c+first digit on the NT-MIJ models meant the year.

    although I always see jackson branded gumby heads, and never one that had charvel written on it...

    meaning if it said jackson it would have a J+xxxxxx.
  6. throbgod13


    Mar 26, 2005
    sounds like a Charvel Surfcaster bass.. but i'm not aware that they made those in the 80s..

  7. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    OP said 90's gumby head, and ya I forgot about those in 1991, if he would have said lipstick or hollow...etc, then ya I would have remembered.

    I totally forget those heads, I always remember the "other" 2x2 head that looks unusual like on the JJ basses, and all the newer concert stuff. :(